In-person course
in Pickering

Introduction to Blacksmithing in North York Moors National Park



The course is run by full-time blacksmith and experienced teacher David Stephenson. Forging skills are largely learned by experience so the course is very hands-on. During the morning we work on a range of forging skills, including tapering,controlled bending,punching, twisting,and riveting. We work on real projects so that students have a range of small completed items to take home. After lunch we work on a more ambitious project, developing the skills covered during the morning and extending into splitting and possibly fire welding.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Please wear boots and old work clothes, preferably not of a nylon fleece material. Other safety equipment is provided. Refreshments and a home-cooked vegetarian lunch are included. We generally work with individual students providing 1:1 tuition but can accommodate up to 2 students together. On-site bed and breakfast accommodation can be arranged for a relaxing break in the North York Moors National Park.


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Sunnyview, Lockton, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7PY

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • Public transport
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